Manchester 0161 877 5555

Birmingham 0121 504 0966

Manchester 0161 877 5555

Birmingham 0121 504 0966

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International removals

International Removals from Birmingham & Manchester

Worldwide Removals

We are international removals specialists.

Because we know that moving to another country or another continent can be a stressful experience, Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage goes the extra mile to ensure your arrival is smooth and trouble-free.

From information and advice before you pack a thing, to our partnership with the Government's Know Before you Go campaign, we help you have a successful move - regardless of where in the world you're moving.

Our international removals service can't be beat. We take the time to understand your move and your concerns, and do everything we can to ensure your move is as smooth as possible.

Not only have we helped countless people make this big move, some of our team have personally moved to a new country.

Let our experience and expertise help you have a hassle-free international relocation.

European removals

European Removals

While there is currently free movement of European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) nationals in the EU, Switzerland and Norway, there's more involved with moving in Europe than just packing your bags and arriving.

We understand the European market like few other removal companies, and have been safely moving household and personal effects for thousands of customers to every destination in Europe including Switzerland, France, Germany, and Ireland for generations.

Moving to the UK from Europe? Not a problem, we can handle your removal from Europe to the UK!

Overseas shipping for household removals

Overseas Shipping

After "how much will it cost?", probably the two most common questions we receive about overseas moves are:

  • How big are the shipping containers?
  • When will my items arrive?

We have some general information about shipping container sizes, estimated shipping times for various common destinations and more.

Learn more, or ring one of our international removals specialists at 0161 877 5555 (Manchester) 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham).

Air freight for international removals

Air Freight Shipping

When you're moving overseas, you also have the option to have your items sent by air freight. Our longstanding relationships with the world's leading air transport companies allow Britannia Bradshaw to arrange air freight for your items in an efficient and professional manner.

Although smaller packages can be sent individually, we usually need to overcase (placing all your packed cartons into a large, strengthened cardboard box) before they can be airlifted. At Britannia Bradshaw, we use modular packing cases designed to fit into standard air shipping aircases.

Currency and pension transfers

Currency & Pension Transfers

When you're moving to a new country, it is easy to concentrate on the logistics of your move and not give much thought to transferring your pension or exchanging your money. However, this can end up costing you far more than you realise.

Did you know that you may be able to pay for the cost of your international removal by utilising a currency transfer service? The savings you make in the currency exchange rates over bank currency exchange rates is often that substantial, and many of our customers have paid for their international moves with these savings.

It is easy to do, but you can't overlook or neglect your pension once you've emigrated from the UK. Withdrawls that fall outside the rules of your new country and HMRC can trigger penalties and taxes, so it is always best to obtain professional advice before you transfer your pension.

Once you have emigrated, it is usually too late to benefit from a pension transfer. Find out more and obtain the right advice for you before your move.

Storage for overseas removals

Storage for International Moves

Sometimes with an overseas removal you need to store your belongings before they're loaded onto the ship or at your destination.

Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & Storage can store your belongings in our modern, secure warehouse until you've located housing and are ready to receive your belongings in your new country.

For short term moves abroad, it often makes more sense to store the majority of your belongings in the UK for safekeeping until you return, particularly if you plan on renting out your home.

Shred your unwanted documents when moving abroad

Move & Shred

Before you make an international move, it is best to sort through your paperwork and decide what you don't need to bring with you. There's no sense in moving paperwork that you don't need, especially when you're travelling to another country.

Britannia Bradshaw offers a Move & Shred service - bag or box up your papers to be shredded and we'll collect them for you on moving day. It couldn't be simpler - and your first bag or box of shredding is free (details here)!

International moving advice

International Moving Advice

For advice on moving to a new country, moving overseas with pets, children, and country information, please consult our Moving Advice section.

We also offer basic information on visas for Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates / Dubai

We also have some advice for settling in the United Arab Emirates/Dubai, New Zealand, the United States of America, Australia and South Africa.

We're also partners for the Government's Know Before you Go campaign, helping to ensure you have the information you need before you move abroad.

How can we help with your international removal?

Contact us or call 0161 877 5555 (Manchester) or 0121 504 0966 (Birmingham) to speak with our overseas removal specialists for a free, no obligation estimate for your removal and to find out how smooth your international move can be.

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